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Standing Buddha - Soft Granite (Medium, 36.5cm)

Standing Buddha - Soft Granite (Medium, 36.5cm)

Regular price $695.00 AUD
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A statue of a Standing Buddha in rare combination of Vitarka and Varada mudras (hand gestures) by artist V. Sompura. A standing Buddha is indicative of awareness and is also  often associated with protection. This depiction of Shakyamuni Buddha combines Varada mudra (hand gesture), where one hand faces up and the other down, symbolising charity and compassion. It stands for accomplishment and devoting oneself to human salvation.

The left hand shows the thumb and index fingers touching, being known as Vitarka mudra. This hand gesture denotes transmission of dharma, or the truth, being the teaching of the Buddha. The circle it creates symbolises an uninterrupted flow of wisdom (dharma).

This Standing Buddha is symbolic of Buddha's compassion being transmitted through his teachings, and the value of devoting oneself to others. 


V. Sompura signature skill and technique lies is in his ability to work with white marble and soft granite. He is often inspired by images of Buddha, but also works around more modern and abstract ideas for his sculptures. His craftsmanship has gained recognition in India and his work has been used across various spiritual retreats. A wonderful example of his abstract marble sculpture is the AUM Ganesh.
Note: With all hand made stone and wood sculptures, there might be some natural erosion with cracks and spots, but that adds to the one of kind pieces that we sell here at Mystik River.


Artist: V. Sompura
Origin: Gujarat, India
Medium: Soft Granite
Year: 2021
Dimensions: 36.5cm(h) x 14cm(l) x 8cm(w)
Weight: 4.6kg
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